The Fourth Annual Charlottesville Salvation Army Telethon Presented by Better Living, Inc. will air on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6 PM – 8 PM on CBS 19

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The Charlottesville Salvation Army fulfills a year-round need no one else in this community provides—public or private—ensuring that people are able to find shelter and a hot meal. In 2015, the Charlottesville Salvation Army provided more than 56,000 meals to guests at their Ridge Street facility and 27,000 nights of lodging. They serve as the application center for Dominion EnergyShare dollars for qualifying individuals of which over $100,000 was given out in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in 2015 to help prevent utility disconnections.

The Salvation Army in Charlottesville receives no government support; they rely solely on the generosity of the greater Charlottesville community, raising funds through events such as this year’s Telethon. Money raised stays here in greater Charlottesville and directly benefits this community.

Thanks to the Charlottesville Newsplex, The Fourth Annual Charlottesville Salvation Army Telethon Presented by Better Living, Inc. will air on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6 PM – 8 PM on CBS 19

Shoes For The Homeless January 2016

The Annual Shoes For The Homeless once again takes place to help the homeless obtain shoes – particularly during this cold and wintry season.  The shoe sorting will occur on Friday February 19 at 4PM at The Salvation Army, 207 Ridge Street in Charlottesville.  The distribution will be on Saturday February 20 from 10AM to 12PM  Our thanks to all the sponsors and drop off points.

  • Call Captain Susan Shiels at 434-295-4058, extension 104 for more information. Sign up to help with the Friday, February 19, 2016 sorting evening which starts at 4:00  PM. We need 40 volunteers on February 19. We need 15 volunteers on Saturday, February 20, 2016 to help with the distribution scheduled from 10 am to Noon. Sign Up to Volunteer HERE
  • Donate shoes to any of the locations listed on the flyer:



Who is eligible to come to the Saturday, February 20, 2016 Shoe Drive and take shoes home with them?

  • Anyone who needs shoes may come and take shoes home with them on February 20, 2016, while supplies last.
  • Use the EXPRESS LANE on February 20 with ID if you complete this SHORT FORM BEFORE you arrive. Shoes will not be reserved for you; however, there will be enough for everyone who comes in.

Public Showing of The War Room – All Invited!

In preparation for our Spring Bible Study series based on the blockbuster motion picture, War Room, we will be hosting a public screenings of the movie. This is the first one, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:15 PM. The showing will take place in the Salvation Army Gym – snacks provided  Please join us.

For more information CLICK THE LINK BELOW!


War Room

Charlottesville Salvation Army Harvest Celebration


Last Saturday November 31, 2015 The Salvation Army in Charlottesville celebrated the fall with the Annual Harvest Festival Rally.  Nearly 100 hundred people attended the festivities.  One attender commented,”This was one of the greatest Harvest celebrations we have had.”  The event feature our Valley School of Performing Arts with our new Jr Brass Band, Timbrels, and Singing Company.  Many games and a bounce house rounded out the event with children and adults enjoying a scrumptious Corn Dog, Apple sauce, drinks and all the popcorn you could eat.

It was a great time with the people Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton and even folks from as far away as Harrisonburg.  Community is what is all about.  If you’d like to see the videos of the performing arts groups please go to the facebook link below.

The Salvation Army Charlottesville Year End Community Service Numbers are Higher than Ever Before

Wow! The 2014/15 Community Service numbers for The Salvation Army in Charlottesville VA are higher than ever before.  The need for meals, housing and other services are greater than ever before.  We don’t always want to hear that the number of people in need continue to grow but, this is the case.  The cool things is that through the help of the people of C’ville the Army continues to do all it can to meet those needs.

Here are a few of the service numbers among many others that are not included:

Program and Services Key Statistics
12 Months ending September 30, 2015
56,287 HOT MEALS served to the hungry

1,826 individuals provided SHELTER

6,546 CLOTHING ITEMS given to the poor

15,470 ANGEL TREE GIFTS distributed to those less fortunate at Christmas


helping us help neighbors in need (Thank you!)

The Salvation Army National Capital Band Comes to Charlottesville, VA

The National Capital Brass Band of The Salvation Army is coming to Charlottesville, VA on Saturday December 5, 2015 to perform a “Seasonal Concert.”

A Tradition of Ministry

The National Capital Band began as the Washington Headquarters Band in 1925. Since then, the band has continued its ministry of music without interruption. Despite the vast changes in society and music since its inception, the band is still effective in fulfilling its mission, to be an emissary of Jesus Christ through the performance of spiritually inspired music.

The Salvation Army tradition of brass bands goes back more than 125 years. In Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas the National Capital Band has been a part of this tradition since its formation in 1925.


Organizationally, the band is attached to the headquarters of the National Capital and Virginia Division, based in Washington, DC. It enjoys strong support from the Divisional Commander, Lt.-Col. Mark Israel. The general secretary of the division, Major Andrew Kelly, serves as the Executive Officer of the band. The band is administered through the divisional music department, which is under the supervision of Bandmaster David Delaney.

For more information and to hear/see the band in action follow the links below:


The Renown National Capital Band of The Salvation Army

The Renown National Capital Band of The Salvation Army

Members of the band are committed Christian musicians who volunteer their time and talents. Although the band has counted some professional musicians in its ranks over the years (most of them associated with one of the several military bands based in the Nation’s Capital), the vast majority of the players are amateurs, many of whom received their musical training through the Salvation Army.

The band operates on a seasonal basis, with the season running from September through May. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at the Divisional Headquarters building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. In a typical season, the band will participate in three ministry weekends, have several engagements around the Christmas holidays, and play various engagements in the Washington metro area, averaging about one performance a month.

For many years, the National Capital Band has enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest Salvation Army bands in the United States, and has traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada. In addition, the band has conducted several extended foreign campaigns of 10 days or more, including

  • Jamaica (1974)
  • New Zealand and Australia (1989)
  • Scandinavia and Estonia (1991)
  • Russia and Ukraine (1994)
  • Switzerland and France (2007)

The band has also extended its ministry through recordings, having released ten albums since its first in 1978.



The Salvation Army School of Performing Arts kicks off the Fall Youth Programs

On October 8, 2015 The Salvation Army School of Performing Arts kicked of its fall season.  Over 30 young people and adults (teachers) came together to learn and express themselves through music and other art forms. We had a beginners brass band program with over 20 in attendance, timbrel class, mime and Jr. choir.  We had the opportunity start with the fundamentals and then apply what they learned.  Basic theory skills, music history and active interaction from everyone.  There where 44 in attendance this week and it was amazing.

The Story Behind Salvation Army Music (Holz)
William Booth (Founder of The Salvation Army) felt suspicious of organized music groups. Yet he launched a movement that became renowned worldwide for its bands and choirs. In 1878, the Fry family brass quartet aided Army evangelists in the city of Salisbury. Brass bands sprang up within the next few years all over the country—a natural consequence of the musical interests of many of the converts. There was no systematic organization at first. While William Booth cautiously pondered the impact of this new evangelistic tool, his enthusiastic followers went forward.
(Dr. Ronald W. Holz  was the chair of the division of fine arts at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, and author of several studies of Salvation Army music.)
The Salvation Army’s music programs teach people of all ages how to sing and play instruments to the glory of God and for the blessing of others. Whether it’s playing in a Salvation Army band, singing in a choir or praise band in Sunday worship, or playing instruments at a Christmas kettle, Salvation Army music ministries provide participants with a lifetime of fulfillment through musical excellence with spiritual purpose
 School of Performing Arts


Salvation Army of Charlottesville Telethon


The Third Annual Charlottesville


Salvation Army Telethon

Presented by Better Living, Inc.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Live on Prime time TV 6:00-8:00 pm on CBS 19

 Since 1912 the Charlottesville Salvation Army has served this community. 

Ask How You can Help:

The goal has been to ensure that Charlottesville’s most vulnerable populations receive the support they need in their darkest hours. In 2014, the Charlottesville Salvation Army provided over 41,400 meals to guests at the Ridge Street facility. The Salvation Army Telethon will ensure that people in dire need are able to find shelter and given hot meals. Money raised stays here in Charlottesville and directly benefits this community. The Charlottesville Salvation Army receives no government or centralized local support, yet, it continues to help those in need every day and they need the Charlottesville community’s help in doing so.


Thanks to the Charlottesville Newsplex, The Third Annual Charlottesville Salvation Army Telethon Presented by Better Living, Inc. will air on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 6 PM – 8 PM on CBS 19.

Contact Jay Barton, Telethon Chair to market your business & support those in need:

Thank you!